Abstraction and Divine Contemplation in Jill Nathanson's Paintings

By Matthew Baigell

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), December 2008

Baigell reviews Jill Nathansonâ??s paintings, "Seeing Sinai" and "New Translations." Nathansonâ??s abstract work with minimal narrative content asks the viewer to visualize Torah, visualizing in the combination of colors and forms intimations of the divine, linking oneâ??s own being to the Divine, uninhibited by the bound structures of language and prior thought. Nathansonâ??s art can give a new and exciting dimension to the liturgy in this visual age through art that is purely abstract.

Topic: Theology, Art, Artistic Expression, Spirituality, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 39/655

Page Number(s): 14-15

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Baigell, Matthew. Abstraction and Divine Contemplation in Jill Nathanson's Paintings. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). December 2008: 14-15. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6218


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